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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Ohio

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Dayton Man Receives 13-year Sentence For Assaulting An Officer, Conspiracy, Drug And Tax Crimes

CONTACT: Fred Alverson
Public Affairs Officer

DAYTON –Charles D. Warren, 38, of Dayton was sentenced today to 156 months in prison for crimes including assaulting an officer by running his car into a car driven by a federal task force officer, illegal possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, conspiracy to distribute marijuana, conspiracy to launder money, illegally structuring financial transactions, and interstate travel in furtherance of a drug conspiracy.

Carter M. Stewart, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Edward J. Hanko, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation Cincinnati Division (FBI), Stephanie R. Shoemaker, Special Agent in Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Darryl Williams, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation (IRS) and Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl announced the sentences handed down by U.S. District Judge Timothy S. Black.

According to court documents, Warren was wanted on an outstanding illegal gun possession warrant when DPD officers stopped him for a traffic violation on July 7, 2011. Warren fled in his car as members of the FBI Safe Streets Task Force approached the scene. Warren stopped several blocks away. As a task force officer was beginning to exit his vehicle, Warren put his car in reverse and rammed the officer’s vehicle.

Court documents also state that Warren and others trafficked more than 100 kilograms of marijuana from suppliers in California to the Dayton area between 2009 and 2011. IRS investigators determined that the conspirators used several different methods of laundering approximately $1,100,000 of drug proceeds including depositing the cash using other people’s names in order to avoid currency reporting requirements.

Warren pleaded guilty on February 23, 2012. Stewart commended the cooperative investigation by the federal and local agencies, along with Assistant U.S. Attorney Sheila Lafferty, who is prosecuting the case.

Updated July 23, 2015